SAGE Publications Ltd
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Covering classic and contemporary organization development (OD) techniques, this is a comprehensive text on individual, team and organizational change. Incorporating OD ethics and values into each chapter, Donald L. Anderson provides discussion of the real-world application of these theoretical ideas. In-depth case studies that follow major content chapters allow students to immediately apply what they have learned.
New to this Edition:
Expands coverage of both classic and recent research, such as Herzbergs research on motivation theory, Argyris work in organizational learning and contemporary research on self-organizing systems and the use of technology in OD. Includes a new case study on individual interventions in Chapter 10, to extend the range of scenarios in individual, team and whole organization interventions.
Outlines each stage of the OD process in detail, describing the OD consultants role at entry and contracting, in data gathering, diagnosis and feedback and in interventions and evaluation.
Illustrates the material with case studies from a variety of organizations including the corporate sector, government, education and health care organizations, helping students experience the role of the change agent through realistic examples.